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2-Port Dual Voltage WHQL Approved Serial Card with Legacy Port Remap Function

Product ID: PCI2S650DV

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  • Legacy port remap function allows you to re-assign I/O addresses and IRQ's for your legacy devices; Dos, Windows 98, 98SE, ME, and NT only
  • Dual voltage card supports both 64-bit(3.3V) and 32-bit(5V) PCI
  • 128K transmit/receive FIFO buffer helps improve overall system performance
Get more out of your serial devices! StarTech.com’s PCI2S650DV is a 2 port dual voltage serial card with WHQL certified drivers. Connecting legacy serial devices is no longer an issue as this card will remap to the necessary I/O address required by your device.

Great for connecting any new or old serial peripheral, with data transfer rates of up to 920 Kbits/sec. Dual Voltage compatibility allows you to install into a PCI or PCI-X slot. Perfect for connecting serial modems, POS devices, PDAs, digital cameras, printers, ISDN terminal adapters and more, to your system. Installation is a breeze with support for Windows® Vista, XP, Server 2003, 2000, ME, 98SE, NT4, 3.1, DOS® and Linux®. Guarantee convenient, hassle-free connections. Backed by StarTech.com’s lifetime warranty and FREE LIFETIME tech support.

Applications

  • Casino (video lottery terminals, slot machines)
  • Security (UPS control, access key panels, video cameras, card readers, modems)
  • POS (credit/debit card readers, receipt printers, bar code scanners, cash registers, scales)
  • Manufacturing (CNC machinery, process control equipment, bar code scanners, serial printers)
  • ISDN Networking
  • Hotel Front Desk (serial printers, bar code scanners, keyboard, mouse, receipt printer, credit/debit card reader)
  • Hospitality/Restaurant (credit card/debit card reader, serial printers)
  • Healthcare (patient monitoring equipment, nurses' stations, modems)
  • Environmental Control (lighting, temperature, clocks)
  • Consumer (modems, PDAs, digital cameras, printers)

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Legacy port remap function allows you to re-assign I/O addresses and IRQ's for your legacy devices; Dos, Windows 98, 98SE, ME, and NT only
  • Microsoft WHQL certified drivers

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030819190

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
Windows® 8 (32bit/64bit), 7 (32bit/64bit), Vista (32bit/64bit), XP (32/64), ME, NT, 98, 95, DOS
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
2 - External Ports DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Humidity 5~95% RH
Hardware Ports 2
Interface Serial
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID Sunix - SUN1889
Packaging Information Package Length 8.3 in [21.0 cm]
Package Width 1.6 in [40.0 mm]
Package Height 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.4 oz [180.0 g]
Performance Serial Protocol RS-232
Max Baud Rate 921.6 Kbps
General Specifications Legacy Port Remap Addressing: 3F8, 3E8, 2F8, 2E8
Physical Characteristics Product Height 0.0 in [0.0 mm]
Product Length 4.7 in [12.0 cm]
Product Width 3.1 in [78.0 mm]
Weight of Product 2.5 oz [70.0 g]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32bit/64bit), 7 (32bit/64bit), Vista (32bit/64bit), XP (32/64), ME, NT, 98, 95, DOS
Linux
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements Note Legacy remap function supported on DOS and Win9x/ME/NT 4.0
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2 Port PCI/PCI-X Serial I/O Card
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Before you install the driver, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at http://www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be trying to run the installer from within the zipped file. Complete the instructions in step 2 to extract the files.

  1. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.

Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Before you install the driver, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at http://www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.

Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Troubleshooting

Older applications that use serial communication often use legacy hardware addresses that do not work with PCI, PCIe, or USB to Serial products. We recommend contacting the software provider/support team to check if this is the case.

When you troubleshoot issues with a serial device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Serial cables

  • Serial ports

  • Serial devices

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the serial cable, serial port, and serial device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different serial cable, serial port, and serial device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the serial ports and serial device, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. Check to see if your device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).

  • Make sure that the COM port number is the correct number for the serial device and that the software being used to connect the computer to the serial device uses the correct COM port number. 

  • If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the website to reinstall the drivers.

Note: Some serial devices work only if the COM port number is between a certain range. For example, COM1 to COM4.

To check whether or not an RS-232 serial port is working, perform an RS-232 loopback test by doing the following:

  1. If your serial port is not female, convert it by taking a female/female cable or gender changer and plugging it into the serial port.
  2. Take a metal paperclip or wire and cross pins 2 and 3. If you look closely at the female end, the pins should be numbered.
  3. Open a telnet session on the COM port number of the device that you are testing. To find out the COM port number, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/com-port-listing-windows.

Note: To open a telnet session on the COM port, you need a telnet client like PuTTY or Hyper Terminal. Windows XP comes with Hyper Terminal.

  1. When the session is open, anything you type into it you should see. The loopback test fails when you cannot see what you are typing.

If the loopback test fails, make sure that the serial cable or gender changer that you are using works and that the adapter is in the correct port. 

You can check multiple ports at the same time by opening multiple sessions, putting the loopback adapter on one port, and trying to type into each session.  When you can see what you are typing, you know that the COM port is working and you can see which port number the physical serial port is. Close the window for the port that you just tested to speed up the testing of the remaining serial ports.

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How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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